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New trend in US: naming your baby after a weapon or act of violence

US parents are weaponizing their babies, christening them with names associated with killing and maiming. Here's a sample of baby names, many of which are on the rise: Danger, Arrow, Rebel, Pistol, Arson, Gunner, Cannon, Trigger, Shooter, Caliber, Magnum, Pistol, Mace, Blade, Saw, Dagger, Archer, Arrow, Chaos, Rambo. "There has also been a rise in the use of gun manufacturers such as Barrett, Remington, Kimber, Ruger, Wesson, Browning, Benelli and Beretta," reports the Independent. Read the rest

The worst unusual baby names of 2012 in one place so you can forget them more easily

"Ace: It's bad enough when people name a boy Ace. Ace the boy has long bangs and the world's most punchable face. Ace the girl is stuck with a name that screams out to the world, 'Daddy wanted a boy, and he wanted that boy to be a fighter pilot.'" Drew Magary at Gawker has compiled some of BabyCenter's extra-specifically weird names that actual people gave their actual babies in the Year of Our Lord 2012. Hint when naming a baby: Don't use the wrong part of your brain to name a child. I'm talking to you, parents of Kaixin and Pawk. (via Gawker)

Previously: Top Baby Names of 2012 include "Mac," "Siri," and "Mars" Read the rest